Professor Presley

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RECONSTRUCTION ROCK This progressive Rock n Roll song tells the story of the Reconstruction period of U.S. History following the Civil War. From the critically acclaimed Professor Presley History Rocks album, this song brings the listener on a
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This lesson teaches students how to use the skill of storyboarding while learning the key information related to the War of 1812. Designed to go with the "War of 1812" song from Professor Presley History Rocks. (song is available on TPT or ITunes,
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8th Grade U.S. History Jeopardy Style Review Game As we prepare for Standardized Testing in my U.S. History Classes I look for fun ways to review that helps the whole class prepare for the tests. This lesson includes the guidelines for a game that
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This is the number one selling Professor Presley History Rocks song available on Itunes. The song explains the causes of the War of 1812, covers some of the main events, and the results. Standards based with a seriously rocking track this song
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This file contains the entire collection of lyrics for the Professor Presley History Rocks CD. Teachers can use these lyrics with or without the music from the CD. There are nine songs covering topics from the Ca. Social Studies Standards for 8th
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Storyboard Project for Reconstruction Rock. This is a great group activity for students to learn about and or review some of the key events from the Reconstruction period using music, drawing, and historical knowledge. Using the song and lyrics
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This upbeat song from the "Professor Presley History Rocks" CD describes some of the major events leading up to the Civil War in the U.S. Students love to listen to music in the classroom and this song provides a musical timeline of events
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This is an activity for U.S. History students based on the song "The English Heritage". This lesson includes 3 pages, one student handout of the lyrics with blank spaces for some of the key words, one copy of the lyrics with the missing answers
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This song is a tremendous tool for the teacher covering the Civil War period. This is an original song recorded at San Diego's hit making Earthling Records Studio that was sung by Jillian Lagassi before she moved to London to launch her music
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Washington’s Farewell Address is a great document to use in a common core style lesson in which U.S. History students analyze text. This document touches on topics that resonate with students because students can look at what Washington’s advice
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Professor Presley History Rocks! This is a critically acclaimed 9 Song Album that covers U.S. History from the Colonial Period through Reconstruction! As an adult I can still remember most of the rhymes from SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK from the 1970's so
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A NEW CONSTITUTION This original rock n roll song describes some of the main issues faced when writing the Constitution and details some of the main elements of this most important document of our nation. Besides listing the three branches and
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Dred Scott Case Common Core Analysis of the Justice’s Opinions: Dred Scott was an enslaved African American who sued for his freedom and his case went all the way to the Supreme Court. This is a great activity to help your students dive deeper into
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This is a really fun way for your students to learn about the birth of the first party system in the United States. This lesson includes an original Rock n Roll song entitled Ham n Jeff in MP3 format and a word document that presents the lyrics in
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“The Jackson Toast” is a new Recording from Professor Presley recently completed at Earthling Studios in San Diego, Ca. We have taken an old campaign song from the Jackson Campaign of 1828 and turned it into a modern rock n roll song that will have
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This cooperative learning lesson lets students analyze primary resources documents from the Presidential election of 1856. Students will learn about the Know Nothing Party by examining the lyrics to four campaign songs from Filmore/Donelson
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The English Heritage This upbeat song teaches students about important documents that influenced the founding fathers as the Americans followed their path towards a democratic republic. The song gives basic details about the Magna Carta, The
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Start the year off with a day of music and teamwork in the U.S. History Classroom. Form 9 groups in the classroom and give each group the lyrics to one of the 9 songs from the standards based history album "Professor Presley History Rocks!". Each
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This worksheet goes with "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" song from the Professor Presley History Rocks album (song available on TPT, ITunes, etc). There are three pages with this lesson. The first page is a student handout that contains the
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CLASSROOM SINGING COMPETITION = THE JACKSON TOAST This is a really fun lesson that gives your class a chance to form 4 cooperative groups and analyze a portion of the lyrics from “The Jackson Toast” a campaign song from the important election of
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

19 years teaching history courses at the middle school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to have a lively, good natured, music enhanced classroom where we learn and laugh every day.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Oak Crest Middle School Teacher of the Year 2003. Crystal Apple Teacher Award 2010 & 2016.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from SDSU with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. I taught one year in Central America and then returned to San Diego and earned a Single Subject Credential in Social Science. I recently earned a Master's degree in History.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born on the same day as Dr. Seuss and have always had a knack for making up silly rhymes and songs. I took this to a new level when I began to write songs based on the History Standards. I am a firm believer in the use of music across the curriculum and feel that using music in the classroom creates a classroom environment that the students look forward to each day.

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